This has been one of my favourite projects to date and was where I really discovered my colourful, bold style. In our initial discussions our client stated they wanted a purple sofa and there was to be no changing their minds. It was obvious they were flamboyant and enjoyed living life to the full, they loved colour and things that were ‘just a bit different’.
I did try to get them to change their initial colour direction, suggesting navy blue instead, but they were adamant and this really pulled me out of my comfort zone. After some research, I took inspiration from an unusual place; a bride sat in Geneva Airport with a purple and navy blue bridal bouquet, which we made the primary focus of our mood board.
Knowing I couldn’t decorate a holiday home in the Alps in flowers of purple and blue, I needed an extra colour to tie it all together; something that would work as a fabric and then I stumbled on tan leather. These days, tan leather is always that little secret I pull out when the client least expects it, and it gives that feel of luxury. Purple, navy and tan leather – they work so well together.
We kept a modern feel but with a touch of ‘Gentlemans Club’ on this project. We married the striking purple with the masculine feel of the leather, combined with smart navy blue and finally the most outrageous but gorgeous crushed velvet fabric. It works and we all love it.
After completing the lounge at this project, we moved onto the bedrooms. Each had a theme of a colour that would compliment the previous room, so there was a flow. The master bedroom is opulent, using golds and silvers, mixing metals but setting it off with beautiful oversized headboards and curtains. Each bedroom in turn had a little something different in them, including some bronze tigers!
The finished style on this project is very unique and we personalised the finishes entirely to the client. They didn’t want a traditional alpine chalet vibe, rather something comfortable, cosy and slightly outrageous for their home in the Alps. The iconic image of the Queen by Dan Pearce Art finished the project to perfection.